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Bishop Blesses Local Fishermen And Their Boats
The tradition of the annual Blessing of the Fleet in Stonington continued this year, albeit with a much smaller crowd and scaled-back ceremonies. The blessing remembers local fishermen who have died at sea and honors the vessels -- along with their captains, owners, crews and families -- that wil...

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Norwich, fishing, fleet, bishop, Catholic
Pope's Homilies During Lockdown Are Published in a New Book
By Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City (CNA) - A print book which includes Pope Francis’ homilies during the coronavirus lockdown in Italy has been published by the Vatican. “Strong in the Face of Tribulation: The Church in Communion – A Sure Support in Time of Trial,” collec...

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Fishermen's Mass to be Streamed

Posted on July 23, 2020 in: News, Events

Fishermen's Mass to be Streamed
Although the traditional, large Blessing of the Fleet ceremony will not take place this year because of COVID-19, the Stonington fishing fleet will still receive a special blessing on Sunday. The Fishermen's Mass, offered to remember deceased fishermen and their familes and to pray for a boun...

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Norwich, Catholic
Have an Anniversary? Plans for Annual Mass Have Changed
Because of uncertainties surrounding Covid-19, the Annual Silver and Golden Wedding Anniversary Mass will not take place this year. Bishop Cote will offer a private Mass for the intentions of all couples celebrating specific anniversaries this year. Each couple who registers will receive a signed...

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Restored Stained Glass Windows Return to St. Edward the Confessor Church
St. Edward the Confessor Church in Stafford Springs recently re-installed several restored stained glass windows that adorn its church building.   Bovard Stained Glass Studio performed the work, which included the full restoration of the stained glass windows on the ...

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2020 Annual Catholic Appeal Collection Scheduled July 25-26
It is with a great deal of thanks to God and a sigh of relief that many of us have resumed our attendance at Mass. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our regular in-pew collection was postponed and will now be taking place July 25-26, 2020. With the help of our “One Faith, One Family” 2020 An...

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Gallery & Video: Father Michael Bovino Ordained to the Priesthood
A celebration of the ordination to the priesthood of Reverend Michael Bovino for service as a priest in the Diocese of Norwich took place June 27, 2020. The Ritual Mass for the Conferral of Holy Orders took place at the Cathedral of St. Patrick in Norwich, with the Most Reverend Michael R. C...

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Norwich, Catholic
Reimagining Faith Formation with John Roberto
We have all been witnesses to a world that has been dramatically changed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. No aspect of life has been unaffected. We have been witnesses to and agents in the abrupt move of church life from the physical to the virtual.  How do we reinvent Faith Formation for this...

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Clergy Appointments

Posted on June 29, 2020 in: News, Vocations

Clergy Appointments
June 29, 2020 The Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D. D., Bishop of Norwich, has made the following clergy and diocesan appointments in the Diocese of Norwich   Reverend Michael Bovino, Newly Ordained, Parochial Vicar, Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Norwich. Effective:  July 16, 2020...

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Mercy Students’ ‘A Butterfly of Love’ Project Shows Support
A group of Mercy High School friends have teamed up to assemble care packages for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as part of a service project called A Butterfly of Love. The girls put together packages of face masks for people working and volunteering on the front lines during the pandem...

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